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How to Beat Summer Brain Drain

July 23rd, 2015|

Math packets and summer reading are probably last on your list.  After a long school year, everyone is ready for a break.  But there’s loads of research that shows that […]

How to Avoid Overbooking Your Kids

May 18th, 2015|

Overbooked?  Guilty here…We absolutely live a frenetic life with 3 boys, sports, activities, and oh yea, school!  It all adds up to busy days that turn into busy weeks and […]

Great Note on Kids and Chores

May 14th, 2015|

I saw Hal Runkel (ScreamFree Parenting) at a PEP event and have been reading his Daily “ScreamFree eQuips” ever since.  This one is so spot on, I had to share […]

Why Family Meetings are a Hidden Treasure

March 20th, 2015|

Meghan Leahy’s article in The Washington Post, “The right response when your child doesn’t want to be ‘bossed around'” is a great look at autonomy-seeking single-digit aged kids.  She talks […]

Raising Happy Kids

November 12th, 2013|

Guest author and technology guru Kyle Albert sent some interesting stats and tips on how to raise happy kids.  Who could with argue with that goal? Raising Happy Kids The […]

Get Your Kids to Listen the First Time

June 11th, 2013|

The headline alone grabbed me, and many thanks to Kirk Martin at Celebrate Calm, for letting us republish highlights from a recent newsletter.  He’s got some fabulous tips on how […]